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This Is My Desire

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This Is My Desire

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Twin brothers Arie and Chuko Esiri have done something quietly remarkable here: through the stories of Mofe (Jude Akuwudike), an electrician and handyman, and Rosa (Temi Ami-Williams), a hairdresser and bartender, they’ve painted a textured, heartfelt, and decidedly non-melodramatic portrait of what it’s like to live on the colo…

Twin brothers Arie and Chuko Esiri have done something quietly remarkable here: through the stories of Mofe (Jude Akuwudike), an electrician and handyman, and Rosa (Temi Ami-Williams), a hairdresser and bartender, they’ve painted a textured, heartfelt, and decidedly non-melodramatic portrait of what it’s like to live on the colourful streets of Nigeria’s most populous city, Lagos.

Though they never really cross paths, Mofe and Rosa share both a neighbourhood and a desire to immigrate to Europe. They jump through the numerous hoops involved to achieve their goals, but it is their daily lives and the steady accumulation of quotidian detail—constant money problems, family tragedy and strife, the occasional helping hand of another—that constitute the film’s heart and soul. Splendidly shot on 35mm by Arseni Khachaturan and carefully controlled, This Is My Desire also cleverly balances humanistic naturalism with grace notes of humour and conviviality.

This Is My Desire is a low-key charmer, but it really delivers as a clear-eyed portrait of a vibrant city, informed by the unfakeable love… of two talented native sons.’—Jessica Kiang, Variety

 

Via de verhalen van de monteur en klusjesman Mofe (Jude Akuwudike) en kapster en barkeepster Rosa (Temi Ami-Williams) schilderen Arie en Chuko Esiri een opmerkelijk gedetailleerd en hartverwarmend portret van het leven op de kleurrijke straten van Lagos. Mofe en Rosa wonen in dezelfde wijk en delen de wens om naar Europa te emigreren. Ze wringen zich in allerlei bochten om hun doel te bereiken, maar juist hun dagelijks leven en de constante stroom aan alledaagse details – geldproblemen, familietragedie, de incidenteel toegestoken helpende hand – vormen het kloppend hart van de film. This Is My Desire is door Arseni Khachaturan voortreffelijk geschoten op 35mm en biedt een slimme balans tussen menselijk naturalisme, humor en gemoedelijkheid.

This Is My Desire is een bescheiden charmeur maar biedt een fris portret van een levendige stad, gebaseerd op de oprechte liefde van twee van zijn talentvolle inwoners.’ —Jessica Kiang, Variety

 

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Cast: Jude Akuwudike, Temi Ami-Williams, Tomiwa Edun, Jacob Alexander, Cynthia Ebijie, Chioma ‘Chigul’ Omeruah

Screenings

This Is My Desire

Cinecitta 3Friday 23 Oct19:15 - 21:05
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This Is My Desire

Cinecitta 4Friday 23 Oct19:15 - 21:05
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This Is My Desire

Cinecitta 1Sunday 25 Oct11:00 - 12:50
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This Is My Desire

Cinecitta 5Sunday 25 Oct16:30 - 18:20
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This Is My Desire

Cinecitta 6Sunday 25 Oct16:30 - 18:20
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About

English title
This Is My Desire
Original title
Eyimofe
Country
Nigeria
Year
2020
Length
110 minutes
Director
Arie & Chuko Esiri
Cast
Jude Akuwudike, Temi Ami-Williams, Tomiwa Edun, Jacob Alexander, Cynthia Ebijie, Chioma ‘Chigul’ Omeruah
Producer
Melissa Adeyemo, Arie Esiri, Chuko Esiri
Screenwriter
Chuko Esiri
Cinematog.
Arseni Khachaturan
Editor
Andrew Stephen Lee
Composer
Akin Adebowale
Prod. Designer
Taisa Malouf
Prod. companies
Kimiera
Sales agent
GDN Films (for Africa) / Pascale Ramonda
Format
DCP